Use regional languages in science communication, Modi tells scientists

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for using regional languages in promoting science communication in a “big way” to develop “love of science” in the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator. Addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose’s 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata via video-conference, he said Bose was a “crusader” for teaching of science in regional languages and had started a Bengali science magazine. “To promote understanding and love of science among our youth, it is vital that we promote science communication in a big way. Language should not be a barrier but a facilitator in this task,” Mr. Modi said. The Prime Minister also asked the scientists to use their fundamental knowledge to help the general public in today’s life. He said it was important in today’s world that the final outcome of the innovation and research should be judged for their positive impact on the lives of poor people. “Whether through your innovations, life of any poor is getting easier, whether difficulties of middle class are reducing?” he asked. He asked scientists to determine their subjects of research keeping in mind the socio-economic challenges faced by the country. Born on January 1, 1894, physicist Bose is best-known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. Bose discovered what is known as bosons and worked with Albert Einstein to define one of the two basic classes of subatomic particles.last_img read more

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Two, including minor, lynched in Bihar

first_imgTwo persons, including a minor, were lynched by a mob on Wednesday in Nalanda district of Bihar on suspicion of being involved in the killing of a local Rashtriya Janata Dal leader. A member of RJD’s SC/ST cell Indal Paswan of Maghra village under Deep Nagar police station of Nalanda district was killed on Tuesday night. “Indal Paswan had a shop selling construction material and he had a heated argument with someone on Tuesday evening… he was shot dead when he was returning home from a funeral,” Deep Nagar Police station in-charge Dharmendra Kumar said. The RJD leader’s killing triggered a massive outrage among locals and his supporters, who staged a protest at the district headquarters Biharsharief and shouted slogan against the Nitish Kumar government. Nalanda is the home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.Later, the protesting mob attacked the house of two suspects Raj Kumar Malakar, 40 and Ranjan Kumar, 15, and beat them up. Ranjan Kumar died on the spot, while Raj Kumar Malakar alias Santu Malakar, succumbed to his injuries on the way to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). The mob also set houses of two more suspects, Naresh Choudhury and Chunni Lal Paswan, on fire.Senior police officials from Patna and Biharsharief reached the spot and brought the situation under control. “Nobody involved in the killing will be spared… speedy trial will be initiated,” said Patna range Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar, who visited the spot. Nalanda Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Podika too is camping in the area to oversee the law and order situation.Meanwhile, a video of person being beaten to death allegedly for smuggling cattle in the Sikti area in the border district of Araria went viral on Wednesday. Sikti is located on the border with Nepal. Mohd. Kabul Ansari was accused of smuggling cattle across the border. The incident is said to have happened on Saturday night. Local police said Ansari had a criminal past. “We too have received the video clip and are verifying it,” said a district police official.last_img read more

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Mairaj wins India’s first skeet medal at shooting World Cup

first_img COMMENT File Photo of Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan.   –  The Hindu SHARE sport April 25, 2016 Earlier in the year, he became India’s first ever skeet shooter to win an Olympic quota place. File Photo of Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan.   –  The Hinducenter_img Indian shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan made a successful start to his campaign at the ISSF World Cup by winning a silver medal in men’s skeet event in Rio de Janeiro.Mairaj’s feat gave India its first skeet medal at a World Cup.The 40-year-old Indian shooter finished with an overall tally of 14 in the gold medal match but lost out to Marcus Svensson of Sweden in a shoot off after the latter was also tied at 14. Tamarro Casandro of Italy won the bronze.Mairaj shot 122 in the qualifying, 15/16 in semi-final stage of six-men final round and then 14+1 in the gold medal match.Mairaj’s best international performance previous to this was a team gold in the Commonwealth Shooting Championship in 2010.Out of 26 World Cup appearances this was his best ever finish in his first-ever final round.Earlier in the year, he became India’s first ever skeet shooter to win an Olympic quota place.Mairaj qualified for his maiden Olympics in September last year at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup that was held in Lonato in Italy, finishing in sixth place and thereby becoming the first Indian to qualify in the skeet event at the Olympics. × Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more

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MS Dhoni remains the most destructive finisher: Stephen Fleming

first_imgFormer New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains the best finisher of the limited overs game, hailing the World Cup-winning captain after he turned the clock back with a destructive knock.India’s most successful captain in both Tests and ODIs cracked a 34-ball 61 to steer Rising Pune Supergiant to a last-ball victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL yesterday. (MS Dhoni needs to be part of Virat Kohli’s World Cup team: Michael Clarke to India Today)”It was vintage, wasn’t it? It was a performance that was befitting of a man who has the reputation of being a great finisher,” Rising Pune Supergiant coach Fleming said.He added, “There has been a discussion around when was the last time he has played an innings like that. You got to remember playing an innings like that we had got a bit blas about how special they were.”Fleming was speaking on the eve of his team’s game against table-toppers Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.”Yesterday he proved again that when he is in the mood and has got the sight or the feel for the bowling he is still the most destructive closer because of his composure and hitting skills.”And people were questioning his form but certainly from the finishing point of view I will reiterate we got a bit blas because it was happening so often.”We benefitted from it at Chennai (Super Kings) a lot and people were yearning for a performance like that. And like all great players do, he delivered,” Fleming gushed about Dhoni’s knock.advertisementFleming conceded that Dhoni was a bit concerned about the lack of form and was keen to set it right.”Yes, he was determined. He has been training a lot. He has certainly hit a lot of balls and it was all building up to an innings of substance. He desperately wants us to do well this year.”After last year, we all felt that we needed more contributions from everybody. He, in particular, was the one to put his hand up. So he has been wanting to win a game.”Smith as well has been wanting to win a game and our big players want to contribute and one of our biggest did that yesterday,” said Fleming.The New Zealander spoke about Dhoni’s ability to ignore criticism and concentrate on the job at hand.”He has never listened to or been affected by all the off-field talk. In some ways he isolates himself away from that which is a good thing especially in India with the pressure and the amount of talk there is. But still, the calmness he shows in such situations is one of his greatest assets. And yesterday, it was to the fore.”We thought that it was probably late and we had not got too much of the total to leave us with a good chase in the end, but he proved it with the hitting and batting skills and the power that players have these days that no score is impossible and that puts so much pressure on the bowlers, and good bowlers too.”According to Fleming, bowling wide yorkers did not work against one of the all-time greats of limited overs cricket.”I think it’s a trend for a lot of bowlers now, to get as wide as you can. Not just for Dhoni. It’s tough for hitters but if a bowler can bowl a good yorker wide, it does really limit the opportunity to score. I think Dhoni hit one over point, got another away through point as well. So he countered that quite well.”Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) has done a great job this year, and last night was just a great batter in front of him, he added.last_img read more

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Hima Das wins 5th gold of the month after successful return to 400m

first_imgIndian sprinter Hima Das extended her sensational run by claiming her fifth gold of the month as she returned to her pet 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09s in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on Saturday.The timing is slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80.However, it was better than the timing of 52.88 seconds, which she managed earlier in the season.It was Hima’s fifth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe.Finished 400m today on the top here in Czech Republic today pic.twitter.com/1gwnXw5hN4Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) July 20, 2019In her first competitive 200m race of the year, she clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2.After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 with a time of 23.97 seconds.On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 while her fourth gold came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country on Wednesday.It was first competition in 400m for the 19-year-old from Assam, fondly called the ‘Dhing Express’, in the 400m event since she struggled to finish the Asian Athletics Championship in April this year because of a back issue.Meanwhile, MP Jabir also won a gold in the 400-metre hurdles race, clocking 49.66 seconds but Mohammad Anas settled for a third-place finish in the 200m with a timing of 20.95 seconds.advertisementWinning a silver was Nirmal Noah Tom in the 200m event with a timing of 46.05s.Also Read | Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen YufeiAlso Read | Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s CupAlso See:last_img read more

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Watch: Oklahoma State And Dancin’ Mike Gundy Did The ‘Mannequin Challenge’

first_imgOklahoma State did the Mannequin Challenge this week.Twitter/@CowboyFBOklahoma State Mannequin Challenge is the latest video in the viral trend, with a fantastic cameo by head coach Mike Gundy.The challenge, which involved people staying frozen in specific poses so that they look like an arrangement of Mannequins while a camera pans, has hit the college football world, with Clemson, Michigan, and Ohio State all taking part in recent weeks.Oklahoma State often celebrates big wins with dance parties led by Mike Gundy, who has some very strange and specific moves, and a budding mullet to match. Naturally, the Cowboys have joined in on the trend, and put up their Mannequin Challenge this afternoon.Gundy’s cameo towards the end is perfect.You’ve never seen “The Gundy” look quite like this.#MannequinChallenge #okstate pic.twitter.com/ctnbCYRqdw— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 9, 2016We’re not sure how much life the Mannequin Challenge has left—these internet trends are pretty fleeting, generally—but this is a strong effort by Gundy and the Cowboys.Oklahoma State football is 7-2, and hosts Texas Tech in what promises to be a fun Big 12 shootout this Saturday.last_img read more

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Etana Receives Tour Support from Entertainment Ministry

first_img The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced Recording Artiste Etana as the first female recipient of financial support from the Ministry’s Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support Programme. Story Highlights “Etana being the first female, is most deserving of the support. We (the Ministry) know it’s not an easy task for an artiste to tour for any length of time and cover expenses. Touring is more in keeping with promoting your work and not necessarily making money. It is about the development of your career and the exposure of your product,” Minister Grange said. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced Recording Artiste Etana as the first female recipient of financial support from the Ministry’s Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support Programme.The Ministry has given Etana a grant of USD 5000 to support her 32-city tour of the United States.Minister Grange made a symbolic cheque presentation to Etana on Thursday, February 8.“Etana being the first female, is most deserving of the support. We (the Ministry) know it’s not an easy task for an artiste to tour for any length of time and cover expenses. Touring is more in keeping with promoting your work and not necessarily making money. It is about the development of your career and the exposure of your product,” Minister Grange said.Minister Grange said the Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support programme aim is to strengthen Brand Jamaica through media, marketing and partnership.“We believe that the Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support Programme is important to provide support to those artistes who are good ambassadors, who represent Jamaica well and whose music reflects the message of Reggae and that of Jamaica.”Etana said she was grateful for the support and will continue to promote Jamaica as she tours. She also thanked Minister Grange for her continuous support of Reggae music.The tour, ‘Love over Everything’ is scheduled to take place from February 9 to March 31. Minister Grange made a symbolic cheque presentation to Etana on Thursday, February 8. last_img read more

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Annie Lennox Marches In London On International Womens Day

first_imgAnnie Lennox took place in a march on Sunday to mark International Woman’s Day.The event was organized by CARE, and hundreds of people came out to listen to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour’s Jane Garvey in conversation with Annie Lennox, Radio 1 DJ and feminist Gemma Cairney, founder of Everyday Sexism Laura Bates, and Sri Lankan equal rights campaigner Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala before Helen Pankhurst led the walk through London to the Southbank Centre.“We’re raising awareness and taking action against one of the unnecessary gendered shackles blighting the lives of women and girls around the world – the gruelling chore of water collection, which in 2015 simply should not be holding girls back from education, and women from paid work,” said Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline. “With support from well-known celebrities and activists we will kick off Walk in Her Shoes in London on International Women’s Day. We are coming together in solidarity to celebrate progress made on women’s rights and to galvanize for the road ahead. We do so in the time honoured tradition of a march, walking shoulder to shoulder, as a visible manifestation of a global conscience. I’d urge everyone to come and join us.”Sixty per cent of the world’s poorest people are women, many millions of whom walk more than six kilometres a day in search of water and firewood, carrying loads of up to 20kg. You can help change their world. Each year of schooling can boost a girl’s future earnings by 10-20 per cent, and children of educated mothers are 40 per cent more likely to live past their fifth birthday.To watch the BBC’s interview with Annie Lennox at the event, click here.last_img read more

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Former New Zealand leader must pay millions in compensation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A judge has ordered a former New Zealand prime minister to pay several million dollars in compensation for her role in the collapse of a construction company.Dame Jenny Shipley was the nation’s first female leader, serving from 1997 to 1999. After leaving politics, Shipley in 2004 began serving as board chair of the company Mainzeal.The company collapsed in 2013, owing creditors 110 million New Zealand dollars ($76 million).On Tuesday, High Court judge Francis Cooke found the directors had engaged in reckless trading by using money owed to subcontractors to continue operating over several years. The judge found Shipley had acted in good faith and not for personal gain.Shipley was ordered to pay NZ$6 million ($4.1 million) as part of a NZ$36 million finding against the directors.The Associated Press read more

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UN envoy urges solidarity with survivors of sexual violence in conflict

25 November 2011A top United Nations official today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with a call for solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence in conflict throughout the world. “These survivors, mainly women and girls, have lived through unspeakable horrors at the hands of armed groups who deliberately and systematically use rape as a tactic of terror,” stated the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström.“For too long, crimes of sexual violence have been perceived as inevitable, unspeakable and a lesser crime. Together we must break down the walls of silence and shame,” she said in a statement to mark the Day, which is observed annually on 25 November.Ms. Wallström issued the call in Abidjan, the commercial capital of Côte d’Ivoire, the current stop on a three-nation tour that also took her to Guinea and Sierra Leone. In all three countries, the Special Representative met with survivors of sexual violence, victims associations, UN entities, and officials from governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).“Both here in Côte d’Ivoire and last week in Sierra Leone, we have learned about sexual violence being used as a tool of political intimidation in the context of presidential and legislative elections,” she stated. “In Guinea-Conakry, the perpetrators of the 28 September 2009 stadium mass rape still remain at large. This is completely unacceptable.”She stressed that women can only reach their full potential when they feel safe. “Underlying attitudes about the rights of women will only change when people everywhere work together to change them.” During her visit to Côte d’Ivoire, Ms. Wallström travelled to Duékoué and Bouaké accompanied by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the country, Bert Koenders. They met with local authorities, military contingents of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), UN staff, representatives of women’s and youth organizations, and victims of sexual abuse.A centre that assists victims of gender-based violence in Duékoué reported that nearly 700 cases of gender-based violence were registered from January to October 2011, including 162 committed by armed men, and 181 cases of rape, 55 per cent targeting minors. “These figures are not exhaustive, because some women do not declare the abuses they are subjected to, either because of shame or for lack of resources,” said the director of the centre, Mamadou Sylla. Mr. Koenders asked the UN troops to increase their patrols and interact more with the population to have a better grasp of their concerns and protect them better, while Ms. Wallström stressed that the population was counting on the UN troops, who were their last defence against abuse. “You have the mandate to protect civilians, women and girls in particular,” she told the blue helmets in Bouaké. “You have to find the means to do it in the most effective way.”Along with additional patrols, Ms. Wallström also proposed regular contacts with the women to be able to better protect them. “Women were subjected to the worst atrocities during the post-election crisis and they are afraid that that might repeat itself during the upcoming legislative polls,” she told the troops. “You are their hope. They will come towards you because they have confidence in you. Make their security a priority.”The 11 December legislative elections will be the first to be held in the West African nation since the end of the post-electoral crisis that followed last year’s presidential election. The upcoming polls are among a number of key post-crisis tasks facing the country that also include the restoration of law and order, national reconciliation and economic recovery. read more

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Calm returns to GuineaBissau after disturbances – UN

“The situation is calm… the Government is also functioning, and today Guinea-Bissau received the visit of the African Union [AU] Commission’s President, Jean Ping,” said Vladimir Monteiro, spokesperson for the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).Mr. Ping met with the national authorities and international partners, including UN representatives, to discuss the situation, particularly the peacebuilding process and security sector reform, Mr. Monteiro said in an interview with UN Radio.“People are working, public transports are functioning, but at the same time there are several statements at civil society level, for example, regarding the 26 December events. We also have some political parties taking a stand on what happened,” he added.Mr. Monteiro cited a Government statement which said that a group of soldiers had on Monday attacked the armed forces headquarters in a bid to seize weapons. The group also attacked the offices of the chief-of-general staff. A number of security and defence officials were arrested following Monday’s events, and there are reports that some civilians have also been taken into custody, he said.UNIOGBIS officials have been in touch with the national authorities to seek a complete explanation of that exactly happened. They have also met with representatives of the international community in the country to discuss how to address the situation, according to Mr. Monteiro.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday condemned the use of force to settle differences in Guinea-Bissau and called for the respect of the lawful civilian authorities in the West African country.Mr. Ban, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, encouraged the country’s authorities to respect due process in the investigation of the reported events, saying he is following the situation. He reaffirmed the support of the UN to the peacebuilding process in the country.“The primacy of the lawful civilian authorities according to the constitution must be respected,” the statement noted.A week ago the Security Council renewed UNIOGBIS’ mandate until February 2013 to consolidate peace and stability and urged the Government and other political actors to work together towards that goal.Established by the Council in 2009, UNIOGBIS is tasked with promoting stability in Guinea-Bissau, which has been beset by coups and political instability since independence.Last month, Joseph Mutaboba, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNIOGBIS, told the Council that while Guinea-Bissau has made important progress, including in police reform, it is vital that the country presses ahead with other challenges such as the launch of a pension fund for ex-military and security personnel and improving the judicial sector.Mr. Mutaboba added that it is important to build on recent gains as the country prepares for legislative elections next year.Guinea-Bissau is one of six countries on the agenda of the UN Peacebuilding Commission – along with Burundi, Guinea, Sierra Leone, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Liberia – set up in 2005 to help countries emerging from conflict make an irreversible transition from war to sustainable peace. 28 December 2011Calm has returned to Guinea-Bissau and the Government is functioning normally two days after a group of military officers attacked the army headquarters in an attempt to seize weapons, a spokesperson for the United Nations peacebuilding mission in the country said today. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,433.53 up 117.41 points):Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK). Miner. Down half a cent, or 7.69 per cent, at six cents on 3,866,931 shares.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Up 24 cents, or 2.27 per cent, at $10.80 on 3,444,702 shares.Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd. (TSX:LIM). Miner. Up 18 cents, or 19.57 per cent, at $1.10 on 3,226,644 shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation. Up three cents, or 0.80 per cent, at $3.76 on 3,136,130 shares. The Montreal-based company said it has an order to supply Germany’s Abellio Rail with 35 of its Talent 2 trains in a deal valued at US$226 million.Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.43 per cent, at $2.35 on 2,589,686 shares.Poseidon Concepts Corp. (TSX:PSN). Oilfield services. Up 11 cents, or 8.53 per cent, at $1.40 on 2,533,745 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,220.30 up 19.46 points):Alberta Oilsands Inc. (TSXV:AOS). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 28.57 per cent, at five cents on 5,253,228 cents.Petromanas Energy Inc. (TSXV:PMI). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 14.63 per cent, at 17.5 cents on 3,821,246 shares.Companies reporting major news:CIBC (TSX:CM). Finance. Down 58 cents, or 0.72 per cent, at $79.97 on 1,240,150 shares. It has agreed to pay US$149.5 million to settle a claim with the Lehman Estate, which was set up after the collapse of a one-time Wall Street giant. The claims were filed against CIBC and numerous other financial institutions in September 2010, two years after the venerable investment bank Lehman Bros. went bankrupt.Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Up 77 cents, or 1.94 per cent, at $40.48 on 985,811 shares. The Canpotex marketing agency for three of the largest potash producers in Canada has agreed to sell one million tonnes of the crop nutrient in the first half of 2013 to a major Chinese customer. Canpotex says the price will reflect a US$70 per tonne decrease in the contract price established in March 2012. Agrium (TSX:AGU), another of the major producers, was up $1.32, or 1.35 per cent, at $99.14 on 259,196 shares.Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX:PTQ). Miner. Down half a cent, or 1.08 per cent, at 46 cents on 354,577 shares. The company says it has lined up US$140 million of financing that will enable the mining company to advance projects in Spain and Panama. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 31, 2012 5:13 pm MDT read more

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XXV International Mineral Processing Congress – IMPC 2010 set for Australia

first_imgAs International Mining prepares its annual article on advances in mineral processing technology for the April 2009 issue, news has just come in that the International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) is returning to Australia in 2010 to celebrate its Silver Jubilee in style. The beautiful city of Brisbane, capital of Queensland, will be hosting this landmark event, where the focus will be on enhancing the pre-eminence of the IMPC as the ‘Olympic Games’ of mineral processing.  Dr Robin J Batterham, IMPC 2010, President says: “The IMPC has always attracted the very best researchers and practitioners to come together to discuss the latest developments. Our aim is to attract the ‘best of the best’ to IMPC 2010 as plenary and keynote speakers, so you will have the opportunity to hear the latest ideas from researchers and industry on the major issues facing us now and in the future. While leading edge developments have always been of interest they are now critical. Recent worldwide economic changes and energy, water and environmental limitations have put immense pressure on reducing mineral processing costs. It is therefore very appropriate that the theme of IMPC 2010 is Smarter Processing for the Future. Without ongoing innovation to address these issues, the resource industries are bound to falter.”Australia is a major player in mineral commodities. We are well endowed with major production centres and world renowned research and equipment suppliers. Thus, while in Australia for IMPC 2010 you will have the opportunity to visit some of the leading mineral industry research organisations, such as the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC), the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and company research laboratories in Brisbane and the Ian Wark Research Institute in Adelaide, South Australia. There will also be technical tours to mining operations in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, as well as sightseeing tours to the famous Gold Coast and the world heritage Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.We invite you to join us in Brisbane in September 2010 to celebrate the XXV IMPC and really hope to see you there. It will be a memorable Congress that should not be missed.” For further information: Please email impc2010@ausimm.com.au or call Alison McKenzie, The AusIMM Telephone: +61 3 9658 6123.Call for PapersIMPC 2010 will broadly encompass the following areas:Transformational technologiesSustainability and energy utilisationWater recycling and frugal water useWaste managementIn situ processingUnderground processingPlant design and new equipmentComminution and physical separationFlotationAqueous processingBioprocessingAgglomerationExtractive metallurgyMineral characterisation and insitu analysisHealth, Safety and EnvironmentModelling and process simulationMinerals industry education.These areas are subject to change in keeping with promising developments in mineral processing. The submission of cutting edge papers in other emerging areas is encouraged and will be viewed favourably in finalising the program. Contributions in these areas from practising metallurgists and engineers are particularly welcomed.Please submit an abstract not exceeding 300 words in English to impc2010papers@ausimm.com.au or express your interest via http://mei.c.topica.com/maamPEWabN4YobpMDwgeaeQzdZ/All abstracts due by 20 April 2009. Acceptance of abstract notifications advised June 2009. All first draft papers received by October 2009All enquiries:Alison McKenzieIMPC 2010 Event Management – The AusIMMTel: +61 3 9658 6123Fax: +61 3 9662 3662Email: impc2010@ausimm.com.auAddress: PO Box 660, Carlton SouthVictoria 3053, Australialast_img read more

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Fantastic Bielecki – 11 goals against FA Goppingen

Karol BieleckiKarol is backRhein Neckar Lowen Just two months after shocking injury when he stayed without eye, Polish left back, Karol Bielecki (28) scored 11 goals in important win of his Rhein Neckar Lowen over FA Goppingen 28:26 in second round of Toyota Handball Bundesliga. His career was in doubt, but he decided to play further with protective glasses, but this level of performance, nobody expected.Bravo Karol! ← Previous Story TOP 10 handball transfers of summer 2010! Next Story → The best handball player of all time, Svetlana Kitic: “I didn’t believe” read more

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Google Offers comes to New York and San Francisco Google Shopper 20

first_imgBargain hunters, brace yourselves — the competition on the local deals scene is kicking in to high gear. Two major announcements have been posted by Google this morning. First, that the redesigned Google Shopper 2.0 app is now available in the Android Market. Second, a major component of the upgrade to the app is the integration of Google Offers.Users can browse current Offers on the Today’s Offer tab, and — as you’d expect from the company behind Google Maps — there’s also a location-based Nearby Offers tab. Flip to it, and Google Shopper will show you which restaurants and shops in your vicinity have a special available for purchase.AdChoices广告Your purchase history is tracked right within the app as well. Google Shopper can show you which Offers you’ve purchased, which you’ve already redeemed, and which ones you need to use soon before they expire. That’s an important one, because daily deals aren’t really worth snapping up if you never get around to cashing in your digital vouchers.Competitors like Groupon and LivingSocial already have a good head start in the deals game, but this is Google we’re talking about. If the company can hit 10 million invite-only users on Google+ in two weeks and 20 million before a month has passed, there’s every reason to believe that Google Offers is going to give both companies a run for their money.Before today, Google Offers was only available in Portland, but the expansion is now on: shoppers in New York City and San Francisco have been invited to the party as well. Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington D.C. will be going live in the near future.Google also has an ace up its sleeve with recently-acquired Punchd, whose developers have been busy building a mobile app replacement for customer loyalty cards — which would give Google Shopper (and Offers) a leg up on the competition.More at The Official Google Blog and Google Mobile Bloglast_img read more

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Column I can look an animal in the eye knowing Im not

first_imgAt the age of 13 I received my first laptop. I spent hours performing elaborate investigations into the origins of the meat that sits on supermarket shelves as physical commodities, beside the rice and the tinned soup.It seemed bizarre and disturbing to witness people throwing a leg of lamb into a shopping cart, without any feeling of remorse. How could such a low price be placed on the life of a once living, breathing animal?My research had yielded some harrowing resultsSpending hours watching documentaries, I witnessed animal heads being severed, male chicks being blended alive and cows getting whipped and beaten.Cramped sheds overcrowded with hens. The evidence was gruesome, grim, nauseating and enough to reject the meat industry.My mother had presumed vegetarianism was one of many phases that teenagers tend to go through and she didn’t pay much attention.To her it was a source of embarrassment as I would comment in restaurants with pronounced disgust on the blood oozing from a rare steak or the stringy, pale fat rinds dangling from a rasher.The vegan movement was taking off in 2014Around 2014 there was increasing attention being drawn to the vegan movement, both online and in the world around me.Powerful documentaries regarding animal abuse were aired on Netflix, buses were emblazoned with advertisements containing emotive vegan messages and a light had been shone on the ample health benefits associated with a vegan diet.As a scientifically inclined pharmacy student, I trawled the literature in pursuit of credible evidence. Satisfied with my findings, I pulled myself off the fence and I became a passionate and committed vegan.The benefits of a vegan lifeI needed to explain rationally and clearly the benefits of cutting down on the consumption of animal products.I made vegan meals for those around me, I explained how inexpensive vegan essentials are and the message I was most adamant to push was about the animals and about our own health as humans.So much torture and abuse could be eliminated from this planet if we were to boycott the animal industry. Animal product consumption is one of the top modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular events and deaths could be evaded.Since animal agribusiness is the largest source of greenhouse gases, land use and degradation, I strongly believe that veganism is the answer to preserving our limited and precious natural resources.Food and healthBeans, lentils and grains are among the cheapest foods on the planet. The fruit and vegetable stalls on Moore Street offer produce at an incredibly low price, and the main supermarkets carry weekly offers on fruit and veg.Breakfast consists of a bowl of porridge, topped with flaxseed and a piece of fruit. Lunch is typically soup or a salad at college.Dinner varies, although I always incorporate my beloved sweet potato. To me, the arguments of a vegan diet being “expensive and unattainable” are redundant.I take a daily multivitamin and get my bloods tested at 3-month intervals. No deficiencies have resulted so far on my vegan journey.Some argue that taking a daily multivitamin is a compelling drawback, but I simply cannot comprehend this viewpoint. To me, remembering to swallow a tablet every morning bears no inconvenience.I acknowledge the necessity of animal testingAs a future pharmacist, I acknowledge the necessity animal testing in furthering the development of novel pharmaceuticals.From Bayer’s Aspirin in 1899 to the newest generation of anticancer drugs, preclinical trials involving animal testing are at present an inevitable and crucial aspect of the drug development process. The subject is of great contention among vegans.Being vegan in a city such as Dublin is becoming increasingly effortless. Food outlets carrying vegan options are aplenty and restaurants are more than accommodating to my needs. Announcing to others that I am vegan generally sparks a great exchange. Most respond with positive curiosity, some with a degree of scepticism.Becoming vegan has revolutionised not only my diet, but my life, and my way of thinking. I can now look into the eyes of an animal, knowing I am no longer a contributor to the adversity and torture they are defenselessly confronted with.Katie McEneaney is a 21-year-old pharmacy student. She’s also a passionate and committed vegan.Opinion: ‘Public inquiries are not just a diversionary tactic. They’re necessary’>Medical cannabis: ‘My dad was able to relax, sleep, laugh, and breathe a bit easier’> By Katie McEneaney Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 7:30 PM AGED 9, I sat at the dinner table. Placed before me was a plate holding a paprika-coloured frankfurter sausage.I poked and prodded at that red, shiny piece of meat and I innocently quizzed my mother on it’s origin. “Mam, what do you think it’s made of?” My mother hesitantly and reluctantly replied: “Katie, please eat your dinner”I remember finding this answer deeply unsatisfactory but I failed to question it and I tucked in. After all, Mam knew everything.Becoming increasingly disgusted by meatTime passed and I found myself becoming increasingly sceptical and disgusted by the smell, taste and texture of meat. I couldn’t help but glare into the eyes of the cows housed next to us as I guiltily recalled sitting down to a steak. Katie McEneaney Column: ‘I can look an animal in the eye, knowing I’m not contributing to their suffering’ Becoming vegan has revolutionised my life as well as my thinking, writes Katie McEneaney. https://jrnl.ie/3327398 Share902 Tweet Email2 center_img Vegan and pharmacy student Short URL Apr 9th 2017, 7:30 PM 207 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 583 Views last_img read more

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Un brevet unique pour lEurope

first_imgUn brevet unique pour l’Europe ?La Commission européenne vient de présenter une proposition de façon à créer un brevet unique pour les Etats membres. Pour l’heure, les coûts de validation et de traduction des brevets handicapent considérablement l’Europe par rapport aux Etats-Unis.La proposition de la Commission européenne permettrait aux Etats membres qui le souhaitent de déposer un brevet avec une seule demande, valable dans tous les pays. Les coûts très importants qu’entraînent actuellement les validations nationales puis les traductions des brevets ont un effet dissuasif sur la recherche européenne.À lire aussiCette capsule vous permettra de survivre à n’importe quelle catastrophe !En effet, pour valider un brevet, l’inventeur doit demander la validation de chaque pays où il souhaite le voir protégé et pour que cette demande soit étudiée, il faut bien entendu que le brevet soit traduit. Un investissement très important que ne peuvent se permettre de réaliser la majorité des concepteurs. A titre d’exemple, à l’heure actuelle, pour valider un brevet européen auprès de 13 Etats membres de l’UE, il faut envisager 18.000 euros dont 10.000 de traduction. Précisément 10 fois plus qu’aux Etats-Unis où un dépôt de brevet revient à 1.850 euros.La Commission cherche donc à faire avancer ce projet de brevet européen qui ne fait pas l’unanimité. Les problèmes rencontrés concernent notamment les exigences linguistiques de ce brevet. A priori, les brevets examinés pourraient être validés en anglais, en français et en allemand. Pour les inventeurs ne parlant aucune de ces trois langues, les frais de traduction (dans la langue de leur choix) seraient remboursés.A l’heure actuelle, “seules les riches entreprises peuvent se payer ce luxe”, a déclaré Michel Barnier. Le Commissaire européen au Marché intérieur poursuit : “La Commission propose que certains Etats membres puissent avancer sur le brevet unique, et j’espère qu’à terme, tous les Etats membres adhéreront à ce nouveau système. Quoi qu’il en soit, les entreprises ne seront pas discriminées : elles pourront demander un brevet de l’UE aux mêmes conditions, quel que soit leur pays d’origine”, rapporte le site Goodplanet.Pour le moment, douze Etats membres sont impliqués dans ce projet : le Danemark, l’Estonie, la Finlande, la France, l’Allemagne, la Lituanie, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas, la Pologne, la Slovénie, la Suède et le Royaume-Uni. Avec le texte sur le brevet unique, la coopération renforcée est mise en place pour la deuxième fois. Ce système permet à neuf Etats membres ou plus de prendre des dispositions tout en laissant la possibilité aux autres Etats de les rejoindre plus tard.Le 19 décembre 2010 à 14:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Carvajal impressed with young Madrid squad

first_imgReal Madrid defender Dani Carvajal is excited with the club’s youth policy as he praised the long-term future plan.Manager Santiago Solari and defender Dani Ceballos have equally echoed the sentiments of the Spanish footballer suggesting it made team line-ups ‘less predictable’.“The philosophy of the club is to think medium-term and long-term, hence why we have signed so many young players,” explained Carvajal after Saturday’s victory over Valencia, as cited by Football Espana.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We now have a very young midfielder and can compete against the best teams in the country, you can see Marcos Llorente has now enjoyed great games against Roma and Valencia.“It was an important victory for us because everything came together and the first half was our best 45 minutes display of the season so far.“We managed to finish them off in the second half when they took risks, it was an important win.”last_img read more

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TFR Has Been Issued For the Kenai Peninsula

first_imgA TFR was issued due to continued air support for the Swan Lake Fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and portions of the Chugach National  Forest as well as towards the Homer area due to active fires in the area. Pilots can confirm the current TFR restrictions at https://tfr.faa.gov/ or by calling the Kenai Flight Service Station at 907-283-7211. Personal drone operation is not permitted on the refuge. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is a restriction on an area of airspace due to the movement of government VIPs, special events, natural disasters, or other unusual events. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on August 21st, 2019 at 10:33 amA Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has been put in place for the Sterling Highway Corridor effective August 19-September 19. Updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img read more

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